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“Lombardi” tells final four to stop dreaming

Dan Lauria AP

The last four teams standing — Jets, Steelers, Packers, and Bears — have received one final pep talk from the late Vince Lombardi.

Actually, it’s Dan Lauria as Lombardi from Lombardi, the Broadway play that debuted during the 2010 season.  His remarks appear in a clip at NFL.com, and they’ll be played at the outset of NFL Network’s GameDay Morning, which gets rolling at 9:00 a.m. ET.

This time around, Coach Lombardi tells the remaining franchises that they’ve dreamed of getting to the Super Bowl, but that at this point they should quit dreaming.

Actually, we’ll shut up and let “Vince” do his thing.  He has access to highlights.  And inspiring music.  And a kick-ass fedora.

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11 Responses to ““Lombardi” tells final four to stop dreaming”
  1. discosucs2005 says: Jan 22, 2011 9:42 PM

    Lol you can tell that he recorded a bunch of team names and then the current final four was put in later. Sloppy audio work NFL. Just sloppy.

  2. richm2256 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:12 PM

    This is the first I’ve seen of Lauria’s “Lombardi”, and frankly, he’s not that close.

  3. bucks12965 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:00 PM

    “Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things – blocking and tackling.”

    -Vince Lombardi

  4. philtration says: Jan 22, 2011 11:16 PM

    Ernest Borgnine was much more conVINCEing as Lombardi.

  5. johnnyshore says: Jan 22, 2011 11:24 PM

    “This is the first I’ve seen of Lauria’s “Lombardi”, and frankly, he’s not that close.”

    Agreed 100%. The guy is a joke. Frank Caliendo does a better Madden than this guy’s Lombardi.

  6. cover2blitz0 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:33 PM

    all you guys on here are always whining and complaining about something but reguardless of how you like lauria or not im sure its still a pretty good show. at least its not the opera or cats

  7. aaronitout12 says: Jan 22, 2011 11:34 PM

    discosucs2005 says: Jan 22, 2011 9:42 PM

    Lol you can tell that he recorded a bunch of team names and then the current final four was put in later. Sloppy audio work NFL. Just sloppy.

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    Well, it was recorded almost 50 years ago. What do you expect?

  8. hobartbaker says: Jan 23, 2011 12:30 AM

    Three button cashmere overcoat and a cheap fedora? In the midwest in winter time?

    No wonder Lombardi looked chlorotic all the time. Crap, hadn’t they invented ducks and geese back then?

  9. 1historian says: Jan 23, 2011 8:47 AM

    I love the game itself but the NFL’s relentless overcommercialization of the game makes me sick. The closer you get to the sb the worse it gets.

    please, as a favor to an old coot who has been watching for more than 50 years, and who actually watched ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’ on a b&w about as big as a teacup, please as a favor to me and to others like me young and old,

    PLEASE – just play the damn game

    is that too much to ask?

  10. bigbeefyd says: Jan 23, 2011 9:35 AM

    aaronitout12 says:
    Jan 22, 2011 11:34 PM
    discosucs2005 says: Jan 22, 2011 9:42 PM

    Lol you can tell that he recorded a bunch of team names and then the current final four was put in later. Sloppy audio work NFL. Just sloppy.

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    Well, it was recorded almost 50 years ago. What do you expect?
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    Um, no it wasn’t. Reas the article. That’s NOT Lombardi, it’s a guy PLAYING Lombardi. In 2010. Which is NOT 50 years ago.

  11. aaronitout12 says: Jan 23, 2011 12:52 PM

    bigbeefyd says: Jan 23, 2011 9:35 AM

    Um, no it wasn’t. Reas the article. That’s NOT Lombardi, it’s a guy PLAYING Lombardi. In 2010. Which is NOT 50 years ago.

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    LMAO!! You got to be kidding me Beefy! Of course this wasn’t recorded 50 years ago. Just look at the picture quality. I was born and raised in Green Bay and know perfectly well Lombardi’s story/history.

    What a joke you are.

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